Friday, January 21, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Social Networking: Part 5a - Bookmarking and Tagging Database



In this post, I will dive into the details of the social bookmarking and tagging features of SharePoint 2010.  As I said in a previous post, my aim with this series on SharePoint 2010 Social Computing is to bring a new level of enlightenment to how the features have been designed to work, their intended use, and benefits.
I am actually going to break this discussion up into four separate posts because of the depth of the subject area and the investment Microsoft has made in the features.  The work that Microsoft has done to enable social bookmarking and tagging within SharePoint 2010 is both broad and deep, and a single blog post on the subject would be too long.
Here is how I am going to break up Part 5 of my series into four blog posts:
Part 5a - Intro and Central Database of Bookmarks and Tags For All Users < You are here
Part 5b - Bookmarking and Tagging User Experience
Part 5c - Browsing Bookmarks and Tags
Part 5d - Searching Bookmarks and Tags

SharePoint 2010 Social Networking: Part 5b - Bookmarking and Tagging User Experience




This post is Part 5b of my SharePoint 2010 Social Networking series.  The other parts of Part 5 are all related to the Social Bookmarking and Tagging features of SharePoint 2010:
Part 5a - Intro and Central Database of Bookmarks and Tags For All Users
Part 5b - Bookmarking and Tagging User Experience < You are here
Part 5c - Browsing Bookmarks and Tags
Part 5d - Searching Bookmarks and Tags

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just Released: Our Cool New Site Provisioning and Governance Tool


SharePoint Solutions is pleased to announce the release of our newest SharePoint 2010 software add-on, Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant for SharePoint 2010 (SPGA 2010). The “cool factor” on this one is off the charts and you’re going to want to check it out.

As an IT professional, you know how hard it can be to maintain the kind of control you want on SharePoint 2010 sites. New sites propagate like bunnies and can quickly get out of hand, often leaving you with a backlog of work to get them approved, created and provisioned the way you want – keeping your organization’s taxonomy, governance, and look-and-feel intact.


Not any more.


SPGA 2010 allows you to create site request profiles, from which your users can select the kind of site they need. You set all the boundaries on the front end, including workflow for approvals if you like. Then, when a user fills out the site request form, they set into motion an automated set of processes that quickly and automatically approve, create, and provision the site. There’s no way they can mess up your site uniformity or company standards, because you’ve baked everything into the profile in advance.


Is that cool or what?


Users are empowered; your workload is reduced; everybody’s happy.

Take a moment and look over the SPGA 2010 product page, the SPGA 2010 key features and benefits page, and the SPGA 2010 screen shots.
Then download SPGA 2010 and take it for a test drive. You’ll be amazed at the difference that this powerful tool can make in your life.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Expand Your Workflow Creation Options and “Power Up” Your Workflows


SharePoint Solutions announces the release of our newest software product: Workflow Essentials 2010 (WE2010).

Once installed to your SharePoint server, Workflow Essentials snaps right into SharePoint Designer 2010’s Workflow Designer “Activities” and “Conditions” to give you nearly double the workflow creation possibilities.